ESP LTD B-205SM 5 String Bass Guitar, See Thru Black Satin

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Product Ref: 69830

  • Exotic Spalted Maple Top
  • Ash Body and 5pc Maple/Rosewood Neck
  • ESP Designed SB-5 Pickups
  • Active ABQ-3 Three Band EQ
  • LTD BB-605 Bridge w/ String-Thru-Body

ESP LTD B-205SM 5 String Bass Guitar, See Thru Black Satin


The ESP LTD B-205SM Bass Guitar features an Ash body with 5pc Maple/Rosewood neck to deliver warm, thick tone with sparklingly crisp highs and thick firm lows. The bass has a set of ESP designed soapbars and a 3-band EQ to offer a versatile range of tones across all 5 strings to produce an array of deep tones. The LTD bass guitar can produce intricate sounds, and with a Spalted Maple top in a transparent black satin finish delivers a visually stunning instrument.

Product Ref: 69830

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Ash Body and Maple/Rosewood Neck

ESP’s LTD B-205 Bass Guitar features an Ash body topped with Spalted Maple to create a visually stunning bass. The Ash produces a sweetly thick tone that can cut through any mix, with firm lows and a crisp midrange and top end. A 5pc Maple and Rosewood neck with a Rosewood fingerboard is bolted to the body and delivers a sweet, warm tone. The neck packs plenty of punch, bringing sparkle and sizzle to the high end, helping to open up the midrange and to thicken up the lows to make them firm.

ESP Electronics

The B-205 bass has a set of ESP designed SB-5 pickups to provide versatile tones with interesting complexity and offers a good amount of clarity and sustain. The bass also features an active ABQ-3 3-band EQ, with controls to boost or cut bass, mid and treble for greater control over the basses tone. Also featuring a balance knob to allow the pickups to be blended or soloed and a master control volume, the B-204 is an exceptional bass for any low budget bassists.

About ESP

ESP guitars are renowned for the quality of their construction, with professional quality present in all their guitars and basses, from their top end signature models through to the more affordable LTD models. ESP and LTD Guitars and Basses feature high quality hardware and design features that are indicative of a company that has spent 35 years designing some of music's most brutal, hard wearing and road worthy instruments. The company has a growing number of high profile artists who have designed their own signature instruments, such as Tom Araya, Marco Medoza, Frank Bello and many more.


Body & Bridge

  • Top: Spalted Maple
  • Body: Ash
  • Bridge: LTD BB-605 w/String-Thru
  • Constructions: Bolt-On
  • Finish: See Thru Black Satin

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: 5pc Maple/Rosewood
  • Profile: Thin U
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Radius: 350mm
  • Scale: 34”
  • Width at Nut: 45mm
  • Frets: Extra Jumbo
  • Number of Frets: 24

Electronics & Hardware

  • Neck Pickup: ESP Designed SB-5N
  • Bridge Pickup: ESP Designed SB-5B
  • Electronics: Passive P.U. w/Active ABQ-3 3-Band EQ
  • Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Balance, 1 x Bass, 1 x Mid, 1 x Treble
  • Machine Heads: LTD
  • Nut: Moulded
  • Strap Locks: Standard
  • Hardware: Black Nickle